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Doctoral Student Becca Peixotto Explores the Great Dismal Swamp

American University News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00
Last year at this time, archaeology doctoral student Becca Peixotto was making international headlines. She had played a critical role in excavating the fossils of a new human relative named Homo naledi.
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Susan Collins Speaks at AU

American University News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00
KPU and College Republicans welcome the most senior GOP woman in the Senate.
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The Best of Both Worlds

American University News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 00:00
JD/MBA student Kiki McArthur sees business in everything. Exploring its underlying power in society is a major goal of her coursework, after all.
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Coffee, Catholics and Climate Change in Colombia

American University News - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00
Pulitzer Crisis Center fellow Camila DeChalus reports on the impact of climate change on farmers.
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SIS Welcomes Audrey Kurth Cronin to Faculty

American University News - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00
This fall, the School of International Service welcomes new Professor Audrey Kurth Cronin as an expert on political violence, terrorism, and conflict. We got to know Professor Kurth Cronin a bit through a Q&A.
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Dean’s Discussion Addresses Obama’s Foreign Policy

American University News - Fri, 09/09/2016 - 00:00
SIS Dean James Goldgeier discussed President Obama’s foreign policy with former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Derek Chollet at a Dean’s Discussion on September 6.
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4 Ways Presidential Power Has Changed Since 9/11

American University News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00
A new book by SPA Assistant Professor Chris Edelson shows through historic records that U.S. presidents have tested, pushed, and increasingly overstepped the limits of their emergency powers.
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Prochnow set to Continue Lynch Legacy

American University News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00
MA Student named the recipient of the second Dotty Lynch scholarship
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School of Public Affairs to Host the Public Management Research Conference in Washington, DC

American University News - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 00:00
American University’s School of Public Affairs will host the 2017 Public Management Research Conference, June 8-10.
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Pick Your Spot!

George Mason University - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:04

You asked. We answered!  Areas throughout Fenwick Library are now arranged to accommodate various study needs and research interactions. As a member of the Mason community, we are also encouraging you to help maintain a pleasant, productive facility in which to work. Pick Your Spot operates on the principle of think globally, act locally: kindly ask those who may not be respecting the designated space to please do so. Protect Fenwick’s environment, too! Eat food in Fenwick Lobby only. Keep feet off furniture, window ledges, furniture. Protect your valuables. Respect others.

Know where to go – to study and succeed. Pick Your Spot!

 

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Special Collections Open House 9/7, 9/8

George Mason University - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:56
Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is hosting an open house September 7, 2016, 10:00  a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow, September 8, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the public are all invited to stop by and learn about SCRC’s collections, how to use the materials, and how to search finding aids. A number of materials will be placed in the Special Collections seminar room for viewing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact speccoll @ gmu.edu or visit sca.gmu.edu.
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CEP Seeks Nominations for the 2017 William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership

American University News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00
The Center for Environmental Policy at American University is looking for nominations for the 2017 William K. Reilly Awards.
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New Research Reveals Influence of Social Media on Modern Warfare

American University News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00
A new study reveals how international public opinion as expressed via social media can influence conflicts on the battlefield.
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How Terror Evolved: Tricia Bacon Talks Al Qaeda and ISIS

American University News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00
For the 15th anniversary of 9/11, SPA professor analyzes the terrorist threat.
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On Eve of Historic Presidential Election, AU Museum Shows Explore American Identities

American University News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:00
Early fall exhibits at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center are open Sept. 6 through Oct. 23.
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AU Brings Smithsonian Deep into Swamp

American University News - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:00
Dan Sayers, historical archaeologist and chair of AU's anthropology department, is featured in the Smithsonian Magazine.
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Connecting online with on-the-ground

American University News - Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00
Julie Polumbo, SIS/MA ’16, a student in the International Relations Online Master’s program (IR Online), participated in the Democracy and Development in South Africa summer seminar in May 2016.
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Media Disruption: Using Web Archives to Understand Change in the News Industry

The George Washington University - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 17:12
September 1, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
Noon to 1:30pm
Gelman Library, Room 219

Over the course of the past 25 years, numerous technologies has been associated with major disruption in the US news industry. The advent of the World Wide Web was one of the first major technologies to impact the news industry, followed by Web 2.0 technologies, social media and mobile platforms. Using extensive collections of archived Web data, this talk presents research on the evolution of the traditional print newspaper industry into an online news ecosystem by examining change across the news media system. A series of snapshots are examined, including the emergence of online news on the early Web, and the more recent efforts of the online news industry to adapt to mobile and social platforms.

Findings from this research underscore the stark differences in the structure of early online news media as compared to the industry as it stands today, but also point to the impact of critical resources (employees, access to knowledge, capital) on the growth of online news media and the capacity to adapt. This research is one of the first studies to leverage a large dataset of archived Web pages in order to analyze the adaptation process. More than 5 million webpages, covering more than 25,000 unique websites, were analyzed as part of this research.

Thus, in addition to discussing changes in the news industry, this lecture further outlines the challenges and opportunities for using archival Internet data in research. The study of news media provides a strong case study for the importance of Web archiving, and the research presented demonstrates the validity of social science research that incorporates archival Web analysis as a core tool for digital scholarship.

Matthew S. Weber Biography:

Matthew Weber is an Assistant Professor in the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, and Co-Director of Rutgers’ NetSCI Network Science research lab. Matthew’s research examines organizational change and adaptation in response to new information communication technology. His recent work focuses on the transformation of the news media industry in the United States in reaction to new forms of media production. This includes a large-scale longitudinal study examining strategies employed by media organizations for disseminating news and information in online networks. He is also leading an initiative to provide researchers with access to the Internet Archives (archive.org) in order to study digital traces of organizational networks. Matthew utilizes mixed methods in his work, including social network analysis, archival research and interviews. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including Journal of Communication and American Behavioral Scientist, and his work is supported by a number of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation. Matthew received his PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California.

This event is open to the public. Attendees without a valid GWorld card will need to show a government-issued ID at the front desk to sign into the Gelman building.  

Sponsored by the GW Libraries and XD @ GW Faculty Cooperative

Top Five Tips for Success for Class of 2020

American University News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
The American University Office of Undergraduate Advising shares their tips for success in college to the Class of 2020.
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AU Students Launch TurboVote Registration Initiative

American University News - Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
Nonpartisan campaign has support from College Republicans and Democrats.
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